HM Queen Noor

Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international humanitarian activist and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice. Born Lisa Najeeb Halaby to an Arab-American family, she met His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan while working abroad and was married in 1978. 
Today, Her Majesty Queen Noor plays a major role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Arab and Muslim culture and politics, Arab-Western relations and conflict prevention and recovery issues such as refugees, missing persons, poverty and disarmament. The initiatives of the Noor Al Hussein Foundation (NHF) have transformed development thinking in Jordan through pioneering programs in the areas of poverty eradication, health, women’s empowerment, microfinance and arts as a medium for social development and cross-cultural exchange. 

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